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Old Apr 19, 2013, 7:21 PM   #1
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Default just me and my log...

This sleepy looking chap had just woken up after feeling the first few spots of rain on his back. His waking stretch ended with a hug for his favourite log.
He was about 30 meters away and the other side (thankfully) of a thick chain fence. Lighting wasnt great but i set iso to 500 and this was the final shot i took before heading home. So glad i braved getting wet lol

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Old Apr 20, 2013, 9:05 AM   #2
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Photo is bang on regarding sharpness and composition.
It could be a bit brighter without causing any ill effects to the rest of the image.

my only issue is something you couldnt possiby help with this photo, its a captive animal and its very obvious with the cage/fence in the background and the artificial shelter he is lying on.

Its a great zoo shot, but my personal opinion is to try and image the animal from an angle that makes sure the animal is prime focus of the image and that yts really difficut to tell that its in a zoo, which means trying to get a shot with no fences, man made shelter, other people etc. quite difficult!

Its a great shot though.
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thanks schmintan, your input as always is greatly appreciated. its a fairly small enclosure really and this kitty was the far side of the compound with a fence about 10 meters behind him and very high so getting the angle in this shot was almost impossible i'd say. but i fully understand where youre coming from my friend, and would love to have got a more natural shot. sadly they weren't in a very playful mood that day and this one didnt come down a lot for pics in the open compound. your kind advice has given me a better plan for the next visit though, and im looking forward to going back.

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Well I'm not going to try and take that log away from that cat.
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Old Apr 23, 2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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you could try a saucer of milk?
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hey which camera do you have, with what setting u clicked this?
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i have a nikon d5100 with a 55-300 vr lens. f5.6 exposure 1/500 iso 500. focal length 300mm metering Spot.
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Gorgeous guy, or what! Great SHOT
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Thanks Evee, he's a handsome fella

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Man made structure of right angles, horizontal and vertical lines dominate the composition. The tiger's legs are also a horizontal line, encouraging the eye to travel back and forth along the legs from head to log. I can't help but react to an animal conforming to it's cage and imagine the endless horizontal (back and forth) pacing of caged animals.

When I was young I loved the San Diego zoo. I haven't been to a zoo since I realized the pacing animals were dead behind the eyes. This shot is an excellent anti-zoo composition.
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